Formation Data Systems CEO to Speak on Strategies For Deploying Hyper-Scale Software-Defined Storage at Gartner Data Center

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Company to showcase its FormationOne™ Dynamic Storage Platform at Gartner conference

Formation Data Systems, an emerging company revolutionizing the enterprise storage market, today announced that its CEO, Mark Lewis, will speak at Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference on December 9 in Las Vegas. Mark will be joined by industry veteran and former CTO of UBS, Correy Voo, to discuss strategies for evaluating and delivering the next generation of software-defined storage infrastructure to the enterprise. At the conference, Formation Data Systems will also be conducting live demonstrations of FormationOneTM, the company’s hyper-scale dynamic storage platform, at booth #539 within the conference solution center.

To keep up with massive data growth and cost effectively deliver new services at scale, many enterprises are adopting the model established by webscale pioneers such as Amazon and Google, by building an agile, elastic, software-defined infrastructure for traditional and next generation workloads. Led by Formation Data Systems CEO Mark Lewis, this presentation will draw on real-world use cases and examples to illustrate how FormationOne™ combines enterprise class storage services with dramatic TCO savings, to help attendees better understand how and where to begin the transformation and get started with software-defined storage today.

Correy Voo, former CTO of UBS with more than 30 years in experience in the enterprise IT field, will join Mark for the session to provide unique insights and commentary. Correy said, “A revolution is taking place in enterprise storage that is being driven by cloud computing, and modern data centers are at the core of this movement. In today’s data driven world, enterprises and IT specialists need to be better equipped with understanding the benefits of software-defined technology and the storage strategies they can employ to give them a competitive edge. Formation is in a unique position in today’s market to pioneer the transformation of the storage industry, so I am looking forward to being involved in this discussion.”

Formation will also exhibit at Gartner Data Center, offering live demonstrations of its flagship FormationOne storage platform to attendees. The FormationOne platform launched this past August

and offers the ideal combination of private cloud control and public cloud scale to transform enterprise infrastructure and solve the challenges the modern data growth poses to businesses today. In conjunction with OxFam America, the company will also continue its successful “See-a-Demo-Get-a-Goat” campaign while at Gartner Data Center, which since August 2015 has seen over 40 technology enthusiasts donate a goat to families in impoverished countries to help fight hunger and poverty.
Formation Exhibit
When: December 7-10, 2015
Where: Formation booth #539

Solution Provider Session
Session title: Strategies for Deploying Hyper-Scale, Software-Defined Storage
Speakers: Mark Lewis, CEO of Formation Data Systems
Correy Voo, business IT specialist and former CTO of UBS
When: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: Titian 2301A

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About Formation Data Systems
Formation Data Systems' mission is to help IT organizations realize the transformative benefits of modern storage technology. Formation has developed the revolutionary FormationOne™ Dynamic Storage Platform that combines the agility, flexibility and simplicity of public cloud web-scale approaches with the control, security and customization capabilities of private datacenter storage. FormationOne has been built for Enterprise IT, SaaS application providers, and service providers, seeking ways to transform the agility and economics of their storage and data management environment. The platform is currently available, go to or call 1-844-4MATION (844-462-8466) for more information.

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